Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Big Sur Wilderness Experience

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
in the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver from “The Summer Day”

We were blessed to stroll through the fields and forests and beaches of Big Sur this week. The weather cooperated nicely as the fog moved in and out during the week giving us cool shade on the up hill sections of the trails and sun at lunch and on the down hills. From being “sponge-like” to “holding the open questions” we collectively and individually showed up so fully. What else should we have done?

Thanks to Juliet and Joe for so graciously assisting in so many ways. Gratitude for the wilds of Big Sur, the Pacific Ocean, and to all of you that participated in the week.

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